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  1. Natalie’s story

    By Natalie Burrows

    During Baby Loss Awareness Week we’re sharing different perspectives on baby loss from those whose experience is first hand. Today, Natalie blogs about her son Thomas, who sadly died shortly after he was born. Our journey started back in 2009 when, after three years of being together we decided it was ‘time’ to start a family and in November 2010 the test result we’d been waiting for finally came through. We were thrilled and told our closest friends. We relaxed, we celebrated. We thought it was all going to be OK. Then on December 22[…]

  2. Haps’ Story

    By Haps

    During Baby Loss Awareness Week we’re sharing different perspectives on baby loss from those whose experience is first hand. Here dad Haps tells his story and explains why 15 October is so important to him. In 2011 we found out at the 20 week scan appointment our baby girl had a severe form of spina bifida so we had the heart breaking decision to make to end the pregnancy because there was no positive outlook. You never forget the moment when an ultrasound goes bad when you are asked to step outside, take a walk[…]

  3. Tracey’s story

    By Tracey Kirby

    During Baby Loss Awareness Week we’re sharing different perspectives on baby loss from those whose experience is first hand. Today, Tracey writes about her son Cayden, who was one of triplets. When people tell me my “twins look cute”, I feel a stab of sadness in my chest. It’s not appropriate to correct people and tell them they’re actually two of triplets. To tell them that my little boy Cayden didn’t make it. How would I even begin to explain? We lost our little man to TTTS (twin to twin transfusion syndrome) when he was[…]

  4. Caroline’s story

    By Caroline Pocock

    During Baby Loss Awareness Week we’re sharing different perspectives on baby loss from those whose experience is first hand. Today, Caroline shares her experience of multiple miscarriages.  My name is Caroline Pocock and I have had six miscarriages since 2009. I had five before the birth of my son in 2012 and one since. My first miscarriage was the day before my 12 week scan and I thought everything was going well, until I started bleeding and cramping on Father’s Day. I tried to convince myself it was nothing to worry about, and even the[…]

  5. Emma’s Story

    By Emma Unsworth

    During Baby Loss Awareness Week we’re sharing different perspectives on baby loss from those whose experience is first hand. Today, Emma writes about her son, Daniel, who tragically died when he was three months old. Daniel was born on 20 February 2007 12 weeks earlier than he should have been, which presented many scary challenges! Anyone that knows the roller coaster ride of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) baby will understand the many highs and lows. He fought so hard and eventually he was allowed home on 13 May one week before his actual[…]